Author: gsvalentine

About gsvalentine

I am a 35-year-old guy, who lives in Stamford, in the East Midlands, England. I was born in Chorley, Lancashire, England, on the 29th September 1979. Most people don’t believe me that I was born in England due to my strong Scottish accent. My star sign is Libra. I am 5’9” tall, 30″ waist, with blonde hair, which is sometimes short, sometimes long. I have light brown eyes. Which most people think are very sexy. I just don’t see it, myself.

VeloViewer Infographic : 9 November 2021 @veloviewer

Here is the updated version of my VeloViewer Infographic. Which shows all my cycling and walking data from 01/01/2021 to 09/11/2021.

So far, I’ve done 3,998 miles of exercise this year. Which is made up of just cycling and walking. All recorded via GPS. If done using steps, it would be 4,500 miles… If not more!

Also had 313 active days… Which means, I’ve done at least one cycle or walk each day this year!

Where it says running… That’s my walking data!

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 06/11/2021

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:15pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 7th November 2021)

The Doctor has an unexpected encounter with one of her deadliest enemies when the Sontarans become a new faction in the Crimean War. As the British army goes into pitched battle with the warlike aliens, the Doctor and her companions seek the help of renowned nurse Mary Seacole (Sara Powell), while an ancient temple hides mysterious secrets.

Off the Tracks: Inside Central Station (BBC Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 7th November 2021) ** NEW SERIES & PICK OF THE WEEK **

Return of the documentary following life at Glasgow Central Station, with staff dealing with crowds of fans heading for Hampden as the Euro 2020 football tournament starts. At the rail depot, a whole fleet of electric trains is getting a major overhaul, while two signalling colleagues take a step into the past.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 8th November 2021)

Tim Dunn heads to the seaside to find out how the railways changed the fortunes of Margate and Ramsgate, and finds out more about 19th-century Dom Luiz Bridge in Porto.

Scotland from the Sky (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Sunday 7th November 2021)

James Crawford discovers how the Scottish landscape has influenced sport, visiting a golf course in South Uist designed by one of the sport’s founding fathers that was almost lost to history. He also takes a trip to the volcanic landmark Ailsa Craig, on the trail of the best curling stones in the world, discovers the story behind Livingston’s famous skate park, and climbs on Rannoch Wall with one of Scotland’s leading young climbers, Natalie Berry.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 8th November 2021)

Hornby’s young designer Paramjit Sembhi takes on the challenge of building a new version of the iconic RAF fighter of the Second World War – the Spitfire.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th November 2021)

After the shocking events of the previous night, Perez must piece together what happened before a rampaging and vengeful Creggan finds his target. Eve denies any involvement and has an alibi, while Tosh visits Maurice Ross to find out why Galbraith was paying for his care. At the religious retreat on Whalsay, Sister Carolyn receives a threatening postcard and quickly packs her bags.

Britain’s Scenic Railways (More4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 10th November 2021)

A steam train ride through the Yorkshire Moors reveals how the Bronte sisters became railway revolutionaries, and artist Leo du Feu takes a Highland journey to Thurso in the footsteps of the Jellicoe Express. Plus, the hero who rescued the crumbling Ribblehead Viaduct. Narrated by Bill Paterson.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 12th November 2021)

Susan heads for the West Country, and travels from Bath to the village of Cheddar, before meandering through the medieval city of Wells and ending her road trip in Weston-super-Mare. Along the way she meets a Jane Austen aficionado who is happy to provide some fitting period costume and all the gossip behind that era, takes in the astonishing 400-foot-high cliffs of the Cheddar Gorge and is challenged to a game of skittles.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

Railway stations – not by train

I’ve just made a new page on called Railway stations – not by train. Which is a list of railway stations, I’ve visited using other means…. So cycled, driven or walked to. But never boarded a train from…

  1. Ancaster
  2. Ardlui
  3. Bridge of Orchy
  4. Dalmally
  5. Dent
  6. Falls of Cruachan
  7. Glenfinnan
  8. Gretna Green
  9. Kirkby Stephen
  10. Loch Awe
  11. Lockerbie
  12. Penrith
  13. Rauceby
  14. Taynuilt
  15. Tyndrum Lower
  16. Upper Tyndrum
  17. Whalley

This will change over time… Check out the up-to-date list at www.gordon-valentine.com/travel/railways/railway-stations-not-by-train/

Netherfield railway station, tick!

I can now tick off my 8th new railway station of 2021, Netherfield. Sorry these are not best photos in the world, I will to go back again during day light at some point.

Myself at Netherfield railway station

Netherfield railway station

Netherfield railway station

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/railway-stations/netherfield/

Had a “fun” evening in gear!

Since for first time in weeks, I had the place to myself. I geared up in my new Synergy Swimrun wetsuit and took some fun photos… 😈

Got any ideas for photos?!?! Do let me know…

Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Synergy Swimrun wetsuit

Oxygen Advantage Sports Mask

More photos can be found at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/wetsuits/synergy-swimrun-wetsuit/

October 2021 most popular photos

Below are the top five most looked at photos on this website during October 2021.

Number 1 (129 views) : First time in a hot tub
First time in a hot tub

Number 2 (50 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Number 3 (43 views) : Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018
Hunter inline skinsuit Team Britain 2018

Number 4 (41 views) : Clumber Park Lodges
 Myself at Clumber Park Lodges

Number 5 (36 views) : Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit

Love these photos? Many more at www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/me/2021/

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/10/2021

Doctor Who (BBC 1/HD | 6:25pm to 7:15pm | Sunday 31st October 2021) ** NEW SERIES & PICK OF THE WEEK **

On Halloween, terrifying forces are stirring from the Arctic Circle to the depths of space, as an ancient evil breaks free. Meanwhile, in Liverpool, Dan Lewis’ life is about to change forever as he becomes the Doctor’s latest travelling companion. Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill return for a six-part series, alongside new co-star John Bishop.

The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021)

Tim Dunn takes a trip through the history of the North Staffordshire Railway Company, admiring the beautiful Stoke Station.

Scotland from the Sky (BBC 1 Scotland/HD & BBC iPlayer only | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

James Crawford explores the ways that the Scottish people have managed to surmount the challenges of tough terrain to connect communities and places across the centuries. Taking to the air in a seaplane, he visits Loch Ness to reveal its geological secrets, uncovers traces of the Viking era, explores how we have crossed the treacherous Pentland Firth and flies above the stunning West Highland line. Finally, he visits the Highland crofters and Scotland’s first spaceport.

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution (BBC 2/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021)

After being pushed into announcing a departure date, Tony Blair stepped down as prime minister on June 27, 2007 and Gordon Brown was finally able to take the reins. This episode tells the story of how Brown reacted to the global financial crash, bringing together leaders to try to save the world’s economy. Despite this, the public turned against his government and in 2010, after 13 years in power, New Labour was finally forced out of office.

Hornby: A Model World (Yesterday | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st November 2021)

Record producer Pete Waterman is commissioned by Chester Cathedral to construct a monster layout in tribute to the unsung 19th-century railway builder Thomas Brassey.

Saving Lives at Sea (BBC 2/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 2nd November 2021)

In Portrush, Co Antrim, the crew race to rescue a boy who has got into difficulties after jumping off rocks, and one of the crew volunteers enters the water to save him. On the Pembrokeshire coast, the lifeguard team at Whitesands Beach join forces with the St David lifeboat crew to rescue someone who has been found unconscious in the water.

Shetland (BBC 1/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 3rd November 2021)

The race is on to catch Sandy’s attacker before he can escape Shetland, while Lynda Morton finds herself in trouble, so she desperately calls Perez for help – offering a key name for his investigation in return. Blood from the recent break-in throws up a DNA match that leads to another murder suspect, and a shocking confession causes tensions to boil over, sowing the seeds of further violence.

Britain’s Scenic Railways (More4 | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 3rd November 2021) ** NEW SERIES **

Following the teams protecting the tracks and the volunteers preserving the steam heritage along some of Britain’s most scenic railways. Narrated by Bill Paterson.

Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 5th November 2021)

Susan discovers some of the most beautiful parts of Northern Ireland’s coastline, beginning in Belfast and heading to the Antrim coast, before moving inland to Lough Neagh. Along the way she meets a number of local characters, including some passionate spade makers who have turned the humble spade into an art form, and visits a place that is responsible for attracting 350,000 Game of Thrones enthusiasts to the region’s shores every year.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.

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